2023: A Season You Don’t Want to Miss

Sporting Kansas City announced today that the club has acquired $150,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) for the 2023 season from LAFC in exchange for a 2023 international roster slot.

Sporting now has six international roster spots at its disposal in 2023, four of which are occupied by the following players: Willy Agada, Tim Leibold, Nemanja Radoja and Robert Voloder. Five Sporting players have recently received their green cards and no longer occupy international slots: Andreu Fontas, Gadi Kinda, Logan Ndenbe, Erik Thommy and Marinos Tzionis. Sporting announced today the club’s roster designations for the 2023 season in conjunction with the MLS Roster Compliance Deadline.

General Allocation Money can be used to "buy down" a player's Salary Budget Charge as part of managing a club's roster, including buying down a Salary Budget Charge below the league maximum of $651,250. GAM can also be applied in the following circumstances:

  • To sign players new to MLS (that is, a player who did not play in MLS during the previous season).
  • To re-sign an existing MLS player.
  • To off-set acquisition costs (loan and transfer fees).
  • In connection with the extension of a player's contract for the second year provided the player was new to MLS in the immediately prior year.
  • To reduce a player's Salary Budget Charge to the lesser of 50% of the Salary Budget Charge or $150,000.

For more information about MLS roster rules and regulations, click here.

Sporting Kansas City will open the 2023 MLS campaign on Monday by visiting the Portland Timbers in a match that was postponed two days due to severe winter weather in the Portland area. The Western Conference clash will kick off at 9 p.m. CT, streaming free on the Apple TV app in both English and Spanish.

Sporting Kansas City will host their 2023 home opener on March 11, welcoming longtime rivals LA Galaxy to Children’s Mercy Park. Season tickets feature exclusive benefits, including a subscription to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app and complimentary away match tickets, and are available by calling 888-4KC-GOAL or visiting SportingKC.com. Other ticket packages and promotions as well as single-match tickets for the club's first eight regular season home matches of 2023 are available via SeatGeek.

Transaction: Sporting Kansas City (MLS) acquires $150,000 in General Allocation Money for the 2023 season from LAFC (MLS) in exchange for a 2023 international roster slot.